Becoming Ourselves

Beauty and Happiness

Grand Opening 

at Bethesda Church of Christ

May 26, 2024

6:00

 

Photographs of magical T/NB people


Beautiful, happy images of trans and nonbinary (T/NB) adults and children, selected by a panel of trans youth.

Inspiration, aspiration, hope

 

 

 

May 26, 2024 

6:00 - 8:00

Grand Opening 

 

 

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Discussion Day was March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility. Speakers were

Gwen Andersen

(she/her) 

Gwen Andersen will discuss why she wanted to do a photo show on this topic. Rockville, MD-based photographer, active member of Women’s Caucus for Art, contributor, curator, and organizer of Becoming Ourselves.

Reverend Dr. Jill McCrory

(she/her) 

Friend of Petra Stephanie Neal, long advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, organizer and board member of the MoCo Pride Center, and honored as a Capital Pride Hero

 

Natasha Nazareth

(she/her) 

Mother, contributing photographer. Co-founder of Maryland's first Certified B Corp law firm dedicated to joyful, purposeful work that transforms our communities and drives positive change. 2023 Woman Making History awarded by the Montgomery County Commission for Women. 

Al

(they/he

Model for the exhibit and transgender engineer-poet


Leigh Phelps

(they/them)

Contributing photographer and model. Gender-fluid, queer musician, artist, and lover of the natural world. Clerk of Young Friends at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting.

Heather Spyrou

(she/her) 

Lesbian and long time advocate of LGBTQ & autism awesomeness. Proud mom of two amazing kids. Former President of the Cloverly PTA and author

Shane Henise 

Rainbow Youth Alliance

(he/him) 

Program Director/RYA, Program Coordinator/Gender Care Services Children’s National Hospital, Transgender Advocate

Oshee Mercer

(they/them)

Model for the exhibit. Nonbinary death doula, homemaker, ceremonialist, and gender diversity educator

Greer

MoCo Pride Center

(they/them) 


Greer Hamilton is a queer and trans organizer and activist who works for justice and equity in both technical and creative disciplines. Greer serves as a proud board member of the MoCo Pride Center and lives with their partner and two cats in Silver Spring.